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take over English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 03 2011


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I was gonna go get another piece of pizza. Could you take over for me?”

- Mason asking Devan to do him a favor.

- 梅森请求德凡帮他一个忙。

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something for someone or something else

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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You can’t really watch the news without hearing the phrase take over. When a new president is elected, he or she takes over the government. When one company buys another, they take it over.

When you take something over, you assume control of it. You do the job someone else used to do. But it isn’t just politicians and businessmen who take things over. You can take over anything someone else was doing before you.

Mason is playing a video game and wants to get some pizza. He asks Devan to take over, so she sits down and starts playing. Dale walks up and says he would like to take over the game. When Mason comes back, he wants to take over again, but Dale won’t let him.

Can you think of a time when you took over for someone else?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“The new vice president took over the marketing division of the company.”

“If you get tired of driving, I can take over.”

“Kobe took over the roll of best basketball player in the world when Jordan retired.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

To replace someone while she/he is gone.
by candycandice
 julito To replace him , while he is going out to get his pizza
by julito
wwongsapun To assume control, management, or responsibility
by wwongsapun
cubi1604 Handle something for someone when he's away or busy
by cubi1604
Bojana To assume the control or management of or the responsibility for.
by Bojana

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02:45 PM Nov 03 2011 |



Sometimes i take over my friends work, and sometimes they take over my work.  But i prefer to start and finish something on my own. In my place where i live we help each other fluently, you know its a village, so we have really strong relationship. If we work for our social community, we help each other and take over each other work, depend in what work we do.

01:33 PM Nov 03 2011 |

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Laura Gl

Saudi Arabia

I dont remember if I ever took over some but I can say that, “When my Maths teacher went to his/her country for 1 month, another teacher took over her/his place. :D

Hope u like it Ebaby admins and Ebaby members :)

Much Love! <3

01:33 PM Nov 03 2011 |

Khine Shein


I have to take one’s place or one’s job for the time being,but not for good.But as I see it, it’s certain that everyone must take over something once in a blue moon. :D

01:32 PM Nov 03 2011 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i really dont like take over any thing in my life i like to do all thing by my self

i prefer to find a good way to resolve  all problems which i will facing it in my work

frankly i dont know how of the others doing this i really surprising

all people are suffering from take over because of the corruption which spread in our conscience this is the truth

there are a lot of companys around the world suffer from economic and financial crises because we have misconspation and mistakes idea about work group

we should to change some ideas if we want to reach at a high position in our works we cant to be perfect all the time

i always doing my work professional without any mistakes i dont like any one helps me i prefer to finish my obligation bt my self

so nice if we depend on ourselves so useful if we change our experience together if we do it i am sure we will be happy

we have a lot of sacrifices in fact as the same time as we remember the most thing good must to be in our selves it.s ethics

any civilization was urged on the Secretariat in work

my advice we should to exploit all thing for us

thank you very much baby for this usufel topic we appreciate all thing here

11:53 AM Nov 03 2011 |

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I agree whit you maria  I don’t want to take over business when someone retires

i will be ownboss


10:56 AM Nov 03 2011 |

Maria del Alba


I dont like to take anything over. I’d prefer myself to start from scratch on my own

10:30 AM Nov 03 2011 |

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Saudi Arabia

i’m take over my silve

10:23 AM Nov 03 2011 |




i am take over my friend’s company

10:14 AM Nov 03 2011 |




09:44 AM Nov 03 2011 |



Take over at the wheel to drive me home – it is a useful phrase. Is there any other way to express the meaning that “Drive my car to send me home, I can’t drive cause I get drunk”?

09:34 AM Nov 03 2011 |



Sometime if you leave your position you have to find some one take over your job,and on behalf of you to attend some meeting or other activities,and also when some time take place the unpredictable,you also have to ask someone take over your position to do somethings actually,i think each import positions of company have the backup candidate,such as  vice-president to take over president’s job once the president can not in the position in time,also in some game team,such as football team and basktball team and so forth,you can find the candidate in it to avoid the main role can not handle something in time.

08:46 AM Nov 03 2011 |




Yeah,I have got the new job.That mean I take over the job my fomer had left to me.

08:38 AM Nov 03 2011 |




I sometime leave my work in half but my sister take over my work to finish it  :P

06:08 AM Nov 03 2011 |

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Saudi Arabia

I sometimes, take over the work from my colleague and she do the same :)
Useful lesson.

05:10 AM Nov 03 2011 |

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Last week I went to a party and had  been drinking too much wine, therefore a friend of mine  had to take over at the wheel to drive me home. 

05:55 PM Nov 02 2011 |

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